Tom Heagney

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P&Z Watch: Is 92-Unit 8-30g “The Missing Tooth” in the Fabric of Downtown Greenwich?

The commission said they were unsure that existing legal non-conformities would carry over to a new development because while non-conformities travel with a property, when 9 properties are merged, the legal non-conformities might cease to exist. There were also concerns about the optics of developing affordable housing on a contaminated site. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: 8-30g Application on Mason St – “A Cavernous Effect on the Street”

The P&Z commission noted that while 8-30g waived regs on setbacks for residential, it says nothing about commercial. The application includes retail in both buildings. There were still concerns about a condo building separate from affordable building, as well as height and mass. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich P&Z Hones in on Sewerage Discharge Agreement with New York for Proposed 8-30g on King Street

The 217-bed Greenwich Woods skilled nursing home would be replaced with a five-story, 215 unit, 394 bedroom, 8-30g affordable housing development with 30% of the units designated “affordable.” Of concern for the P&Z commission was the property’s sewer is provided from Westchester County who calculated the new development would exceed the agreed of 50,000 gallons per day. Also its 2064 expiration might come before the 40 year deed restriction for the 8-30g affordable units. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Applicant Who Violated Historic Overlay Calls P&Z “Inflexible.” Commission Says “A Deal is a Deal”

In exchange for preserving the facade of the building in perpetuity, the applicant, GEH Properties LLC, registered to Griffith Harris, was allowed to make a dance studio out of a large warehouse building despite it being deficient in parking and despite neighbor opposition. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Potential Historic Overlay Violation in Cos Cob Puts 2013 Agreement in Limbo

Back in 2013, after two public hearings, Greenwich P&Z granted a Historic Overlay (HO) for 133 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. In exchange for preserving the facade and “perpetual preservation” of the historic building, they approved a former warehouse behind the building to become a dance studio. Continue Reading →

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